Red Cross emergency teams are assisting hundreds of people who disembarked this morning from the Aquarius and two accompanying vessels at the Spanish port of Valencia.
IFRC in Europe and Central Asia
The IFRC’s European Regional Office works in support of 53 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.
Monsoon rains have started, making an already precarious situation so much worse.
Our teams are working hard to prepare shelters, and make sure the most vulnerable can still access healthcare & other assistance. Read more https://t.co/1jbxEZ7PyI. #Bangladesh (📼: @a_j_ghani) pic.twitter.com/YZG36xyvsr
— IFRC (@Federation) June 12, 2018
Our policy on staff conduct
World Disasters Report 2016
This World Disasters Report makes the case simply and eloquently for a different approach to humanitarian action, one that strives to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and at-risk communities. To paraphrase the report: investing in resilience saves lives and money.
“Resilience is about empowering people to help themselves. It is about putting our plans and efforts at the service of their initiatives and their capacities. We must step past the artificial divide between humanitarian action and development, and constantly be there on the side of communities.” – Elhaj As Sy
On the Red Cross and Red Crescent network
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